Total Solitude, and get this, we are in a National Park campground with the closest campers 3 miles away.
We ventured out many times in the desert near our campsite and went on a few short trail hikes. Because doggies can't go on the trails, we opted to take shorter hikes so Sydney does not feel too left out. Jumbo Rocks has many awesome boulder piles...for climbing, scrambling or just as viewing platforms of this magnificent desert. The Skull Rock trail is pretty popular and unique as you can explore all the boulder "condos", desert washes and namesake Skull Rock.
Each evening, before the moon rose in the horizon, Imke went out to stargaze and each time came back to our rig quite amazed with the clarity and dazzling star show...ah, the beauty of the heavens. The night sky is a glittering dome peppered with stars, planets and passing meteors. And darn those commercial jets to interrupt you. So how do you describe an endless blanket of stars that seem to be within your grasp? Or share the vision of being a grain of sand illuminated by millions of candles?